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We Take the Cake Black Rose Red Velvet Cake

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This striking cake is simply to die for. The expert bakers at We Take the Cake combine four layers of moist, tender red velvet cake, and fill the layers with a thin layer of black chocolate icing, then frost the whole thing with black-as-night chocolate roses that encase the cake like midnight fog. The layers of red and black are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate, making this a wickedly good addition to your Halloween gathering.

  • 6" diam., 4 1/2" high (serves 8–10).
  • 3 lb.
  • Shipped frozen.
  • Made in USA.
Use & Care

Receiving Instructions

  • The cake ships frozen with dry ice, which may have evaporated during shipment. This is normal. Please take care not to touch any remaining dry ice with bare hands. Upon receipt, remove the cake from the bakery box and store in the freezer for up to 3 months, or defrost in the refrigerator overnight and keep for up to 7 days.

To Serve

  • The cake is best enjoyed at room temperature. Remove the plastic from the cake while it is still frozen. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, allow the cake to come to room temperature, approximately 4 hours before serving. To serve, run a large knife under hot water and dry with a towel before every slice. Store leftover cake in an airtight container, where it will keep up to 3 days refrigerated.
  • Cake: Butter, sugar, trans-fat free vegetable shortening, cocoa powder, fresh eggs, natural vanilla, red food coloring, all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, whole buttermilk, white vinegar.
  • Frosting: Butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, natural vanilla, sifted cocoa powder, salt, whole milk, black food coloring.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Cake with odd side-affect I love the rose cakes and this was no exception. Wonderful taste, consistency and texture. The postal service is brutal on packages so the box was dented when it arrived, the cake had smashed flowers on one side but still beautiful. It was amazing and no complaints by anyone. Side affect, black frosting goes in and comes out of your system as black. Slight scare the next morning but would order and eat it again without questions.
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Black Velvet Cake The cake was very small but very tasty. However, it completely melted on the second day. It was inedible. Very disappointing.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not For Icing Lovers! The cake was fresh and moist and beautiful! The icing, however, was way too sweet-this coming from a gal that always likes the end piece for more icing! If you like things REALLY sweet-this cake is for you! Next time I will try the one with the cream cheese-maybe better for me!
    Date published: 2015-10-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Cake I've Ever Had I love Red Velvet cake & was looking forward to serving & eating this one for Halloween. I even had one guest who was particularly psyched about it. The cake looked OK but the way it tasted was another thing entirely. The thick chocolate frosting was so sweet it was cloying & completely overpowered the taste of the cake itself. I wasn't the only one who didn't like it. Actually nobody really liked it. Only one person thought it was decent. The only good thing I can say about the cake I received was that it did taste decently fresh. Oh, & whomever delivered it managed to smash a fair number of the frosting roses even though the cake was still frozen. I can't believe I called W-S a couple of times to make sure this thing would get here in time. This was a waste of money. I did get some amusing photos of it, so there's that anyway. I see that others liked this cake but I feel I need to let you know that you MAY not like it. I have never hated a cake 'til this one.
    Date published: 2014-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from yummy to eat I got this for our anniversary. Unfortunately, I defrosted this cake, but didn't get to it 7 days or so later. Thinking cakes don't keep a week, I went ahead and didn't want to waste the moola and cut a piece anyhow. THIS WAS NOT a MISTAKE! The cake was still delicious and moist and yummy. I am so mad at myself for not eating this cake sooner! It kept for another 4 days and it was still delicious and moist. I will be ordering cake from this cake company again! Looks great! taste great! and makes a cheap wedding anniversary specialty cake. Yum!
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST cake I've ever had Hands down, the BEST cake I've ever had. Order with confidence.
    Date published: 2014-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Beautiful cake, lots of decadent dark chocolate, and not too sweet. So rich that a small slice will cure that chocolate craving! Arrived in three days, very well packaged.
    Date published: 2014-10-10
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